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Get your hands dirty to make the UAE cleaner
Ahmed Al Hammadi, Director-General of Public Works Department, Ras Al Khaimah, and Habiba Al Marashi announce details of the Clean Up UAE campaign in Dubai. - Photo by Rahul Gajjar

Dubai - The 14th Clean Up UAE campaign will be held from December 5 to 16 and will cover all seven emirates, its organisers announced on Monday.

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Published: Tue 15 Sep 2015, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Wed 16 Sep 2015, 3:03 AM

UAE residents, are you ready to get your hands dirty and make the country clean?
The 14th Clean Up UAE campaign will be held from December 5 to 16 and will cover all seven emirates, its organisers announced on Monday.
Habiba Al Marashi, chairperson of the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), said the campaign would begin in Dubai and end in Dibba Al Hisn.
Since its launch in 2002, the Clean Up UAE campaign has grown into a UAE-wide initiative, bringing together individuals who call the UAE home and share the common goal of making the country environmentally friendly.
Al Marashi said: "The goal for this year is to signify working (together) ... towards making the world a cleaner place to live in, and more importantly to realise that it ... (is) the responsibility of (each) individual to take action.
"In order to keep the world clean, you have to get your hands dirty and clean up your own mess." The campaign this year will be held under the theme 'Exploiting Nature, Exploiting their Future - Get up and Clean Up'. During last year's clean up drive, an impressive 123,176 individuals worked tirelessly and managed to divert 94 tonnes of waste from landfill. This year's campaign aims to get even more people involved.
The objective of the campaign is to give the UAE residents the tools required to bring about a change in the community. The campaign will help mould the youth to become environmental leaders of the future.
The clean up activities in each emirate will focus on specific areas like beaches, marine and desert spaces. Al Marashi also announced the launch of a new EEG website. "It is a very proud moment for all of us at EEG to be able to launch its first ever Arabic website. ... I hope we can engage and interact with more people through this." reporters@khaleejtimes.com

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Campaign calendarDecember 5DubaiDecember 6Ras Al KhaimahDecember 7SharjahDecember 8AjmanDecember 9Abu DhabiDecember 10Al AinDecember 12Umm Al QuwainDecember 13FujairahDecember 15Tree-planting ceremony in FujairahDecember 16Dibba Al Hisn



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